May 2023 Graduation

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations University of Mount Olive May 2023 Graduates!!  We want to take this time to celebrate and honor you, your accomplishments, and your bright futures!!

Important Information

Students who have applied for May graduation have received an email detailing the graduation ticketing process.  Which includes the points below:

  • Graduating students do not need a ticket.
  • Each graduating student is eligible for four guest tickets to Kornegay Arena and one guest ticket to the live stream in Southern Bank Auditorium
  • All guests will be required to have a ticket, including young children. No strollers will be allowed in Kornegay Arena.
  • Guest tickets are not available for sale.
  • Guest tickets will be distributed electronically.
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Complete information on guest tickets will be sent out the week of April 17th.
Extra Guest Tickets
  • Students interested in receiving unclaimed tickets can be added to a waitlist lottery.
  • The availability of extra tickets is not guaranteed and depends on the number of graduates and the amount of unclaimed tickets.
  • Lottery results will be sent in early April.
Arrival Details
  • Graduates should report to Pope Wellness Center (next to Kornegay Arena) in their regalia at 8:00 am for check-in.  Graduates are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes.
  • During check-in, graduates will receive any honor cords and the directions for school line-up in preparation for commencement.
Important Details for Guests
  • Guests may begin entering Kornegay Arena at 8:30 am through the designated door. Entrance at other doors will not be permitted.
  • Tickets must be readily available for scan at the time of entry for each guest entering into the arena. There will be no reentry to the Arena after a ticket has been scanned.
  • Tickets must be readily available for scan at the time of entry for guests viewing the live stream within Southern Bank auditorium.
  • Guests should select seating on the first floor of the Arena to allow clearance of the aisles and back wall in preparation for the graduates to arrive and throughout the ceremony. Devices are requested to be muted throughout the ceremony.
  • Upon completion of the ceremony, guests should await the graduates’ exit and plan to exit the two Arena doors that were used for entry. Exiting the doors near the stage will not be permitted.
Special Needs

Please submit any requests for graduate and/or guest accommodations by April 21 to Terri Grice at

Commencement Program
Click here to view the graduation program